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Boasting an extensive and diverse slate of projects from creators across Canada, BGPD focuses on nurturing and developing both feature films as well as scripted and unscripted television series from concept to script to pitch.  

 

CURRENT DEVELOPMENT SLATE

 

FEATURES

 

RUMOURS 

Co-production with Walking Down Broadway Ltd.

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In development

Creative Talent: Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson, Galen Johnson

Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film & Music

 

THE BLUE CASTLE

When Valency receives a fatal medical diagnosis from her doctor, she determines to defy her oppressive mother and live life to the fullest. Based on the novel by L.M. Montgomery.

Co-production with Breakthrough Entertainment Inc https://www.breakthroughentertainment.com/

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In development

Creative Talent: Eleanore Lindo, Janet McLean

Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film & Music

 

THE EVENING CHORUS

James, an RAF airman imprisoned in a German POW camp, turns to birdwatching to escape the relentless oppression while his wife, Rose, falls into a passionate love affair with a Canadian soldier and James' sister Enid loses her home and her lover in the London blitz. Three lives intertwined by nature, love and loss.  Based on the novel by Helen Humphries.

Co-production with Alkaia FIlms

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In development

Creative Talent: Helen Humphries (novelist), Adrienne Mitchell (director), Dennis Foon (screenwriter)

Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film & Music, Ontario Media Development Corporation

 

THE FRUIT MACHINE

A young civil servant becomes unwittingly involved in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's controversial 1960s fruit machine project intended to identify subjects' sexual orientation.

Co-production wtih Blue Prairie Productions Limited

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In development

Creative Talent: Brian Drader (playwright), Liz Janzen (screenwriter) Tim Murphy (story editor)

Supported by: Telefilm Canada, Manitoba Film & Music

 

THE LION IN WINNIPEG

In October 1900, Winston Churchill is 25 years old… and very much in love. Unfortunately, his intended, Pamela Plowden, is also being sought after by the cream of the Empire’s eligible bachelors. Winston needs an edge. He believes that a speaking tour in North America to promote his book on his South African adventures is just the ticket: surely fortune and fame await.

Co-production with Copperheart Entertainment  http://www.copperheart.ca/

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In development

Creative Talent: Larry Bambrick

Supported by: Telefilm Canada

 

 

TELEVISION

 

BAGGAGE OF THREE

In the vibrant city of Toronto, three millennial Black women navigate through the trials of life, love, and f-boys.

Genre: Comedy, Scripted

Status: In development

Creative Talent: HIlda Afrakoma (creator), Eva Thomas (story editor)

Supported by: Bell Media Development Slate Fund

 

BASH

When a floundering 1970s-era female hockey team led by two down on their luck friends introduces fighting into their games, the league – and the women – find new energy and purpose.

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In development 

Creative Talent: Alice Moran (creator)

Supported by: Canada Media Fund

 

HAUS OF CONTRALATA

Genre: Drama, Scripted, Limited Series

Co-production with 10109229 Manitoba Ltd.

Status: In development 

Creative Talent: Anjali Sandhu (creator)

Supported by: Canada Media Fund

 

HIDE AND SEEK

When the remains of a 13-year-old missing girl are discovered at the bottom of a quarry, new questions about her deadly fate emerge, forcing successful politician Veda Carver to reconcile her past as well as her own role in her sister’s disappearance.  

Genre: Drama, Scripted, Thriller

Status: In development

Creative Talent: Drew Carnwath, Tom Cavanagh

 

LATESLIP

An unconventional art teacher contends with the new hyper-PC administration at his Toronto private high school. 

Genre: Comedy, Scripted

Status: In developmnent

Creative Talent: Veronika Gribanova (creator), Alyson Feltes (consultant)

Supported by: Bell Media Development Slate Fund

 

WINNIPEG STREETS

When a family of Syrian refugees opens a café in the West End of Winnipeg, they quickly find themselves the centre of an eclectic makeshift community of cultures.

Co-production with Snow Angel Films Inc. 

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In developmnent

Creative Talent: Nilufer Rahman

Supported by: Canada Media Fund, Manitoba Film and Music

 

 

WITH KISTIKAN PICTURES INC

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Tina Keeper

 

FEATURES

LUMINOUS

Co-production with JJNeepinFilms Inc.

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In developmnent

Creative Talent: JJ Neepin

 

 

TELEVISION

ACTING GOOD

*** RECENTLY PICKED UP FOR PRODUCTION BY BELL MEDIA INC. FOR CTV COMEDY ***

*** FILMING SCHEDULED TO BEGIN IN SPRING, 2022 ***

A comedic look at the lives and relationships of a bunch of neechies living up north on a fly-in reserve.

Genre: Comedy, Scripted

Status: In developmnent

Creative Talent: Amber-Sekowan Daniels, Eric Toth, Pat Thornton, Paul Rabliauskas

Supported by: Canada Media Fund, Manitoba Film and Music

 

THE REDS

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In Development 

Creative Talent: Tina Keeper, Vanessa Loewen

Supported by: Canada Media Fund, Bell Media Inc. 

 

STRAWBERRY MOON

Exploring themes of matriarchy, intergenerational trauma, reconciliation, identity, family and resilience (particularly of Indigenous women) Strawberry Moon explores the meaningful, often fraught bonds between mothers and daughters.

Genre: Drama, Scripted

Status: In Developmnent

Creative Talent: Amber-Sekowan Daniels

Supported by: Canada Media Fund